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Family Clusiidae

Sobarocephala Fly - Sobarocephala interrupta Sobarocephala Fly - Sobarocephala interrupta fly - Clusiodes caestus Fly - Sobarocephala cruciger 6004309 clusiodes - Clusiodes Clusiidae, lateral - Clusiodes johnsoni Flies - Clusiodes Sobarocephala species? - Clusia lateralis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Clusiidae
Explanation of Names
Clusiidae Handlirsch 1884
Numbers
43 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1), >360 spp. in 17 genera total(2)
Size
usually 2.5-6.0 mm(1)
Identification
most readily identified by an angulate extension on the outer margin of the pedicel, a dorsoapical arista (dorsobasal in other similar families) on an orbicuar first flagllomere, a complete subcosta, one subcostal break (indistinct in most Clusiodinae), one pair of vibrissae, and five or fewer fronto-orbital bristles(1)
Works Cited
1.Key to the World genera and North American species of Clusiidae (Diptera: Schizophora)
Lonsdale O., Cheung D.K.B., Marshall S.A. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 14.
2.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.